The TWiG will support and strengthen the sector with regards to addressing issues linked with evidence base and WASH. This will be achieved by:

  • Defining gaps in evidence base for humanitarian WASH and in doing so advocating for resources; 
  • Enabling key research to be disseminated in a coordinated way with maximum outreach;
  • Enable sharing of information on key capacity building events especially for field based WASH personnel;
  • Promoting partnership at the global and country level between WASH research and WASH implementers; and
  • Building a better culture of monitoring and evaluation as a basis to measure our collective impact from inter-sectoral action.


In 2018, the humanitarian WASH Operation Research Technical Working Group was formed, and had an initial meeting in 2019. If you would like to become a member of the TWG, please email here. The Emergency Environmental Health Forum is a forum where humanitarian researchers and practitioners gather to share data, and can be reached here.

Some commonly asked questions about WASH humanitarian research are: